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the impossibility of things remaining the same

Bound

2003-2009 Text coming soon

Sense in Place

2006 Project/exhibition Suspended 7.5k white gold gilded light bulbs, granite and amp wire, Videy, Iceland A commissioned site-responsive work for the International Artist led exchange and exhibition programme Sense in Place. The brief was to focus upon Iceland’s relationship to issues of energy, place and power. Its geothermic qualities. The experience of Videy, an island…

Waddesdon Manor

Carpet Bed 2012 Project/commission A work made for Waddeson Manor, (National Trust), Aylesbury 20,000 alpine plants grown at Kernock nurseries and 6 months later laid out in just one day. Working from the textile archive and closely with the then Curator of Textiles Rachel Boak I studied and fell for the collection of exquisite, impossibly…

Being Here & Being There

2017-2018 Dialogues and Disclosures in (im)materiality: Hestercombe unfolds ‘But nothing is “common” in the sense of base or unworthy if it is rightly used’ Gertrude Jekyll, Colour in the Flower Garden , London, Country Life Ltd. and George Newnes Ltd, 1908. Gertrude Jekyll’s Colour in the Flower Garden was published the very same year as…

Cloth & Memory {2}

2013, Salts Mill, Saltaire Twenty-three international artists, both emerging and established, respond to an exceptional space, with remarkable work… An international exhibition of textile art made in response to Salts Mill, curated by Professor Lesley Millar. As an artist concerned with issues of site, place and land, I am interested in the potential for cloth…

Cloth and Memory

Darning the Land

2011, COMMISSION Maurice Lea Park lies within the parish of Church Gresley in Swadlincote, and before its renovation in 1930 had served as common land. Here coal was publicly accessible to be picked during pit strikes in the late C19th. Before its recreation as a public park in 1930, it was deeply scarred. The work attempts to reference its history, and connect people to the past when the land supported people on a fundamental level, through the metaphor of darning.

Bound, Croft

2009-10, COMMISSION/EXHIBITIONNational Trust, Croft Castle. Bound, Croft framed the approach to Croft Castle as part of the Tell it to the Trees project commissioned by Meadow Arts.

Carpet Bed

2012, PROJECT/COMMISSION A work made for Waddeson Manor, (National Trust), Aylesbury. 20,000 alpine plants grown at Kernock nurseries and 6 months later laid out in just one day.

Breathing Space

2019 , STUDIO The site of the page, the site of activity and the relationship of both to the body.

Fallen Star

2006, PROJECT/EXHIBITION Suspended 7.5k white gold gilded light bulbs, granite and amp wire, Videy, Iceland. A commissioned site-responsive work for the International Artist led exchange and exhibition programme Sense in Place.